Frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF 151)

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Frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF 151) 0
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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2600 t
Length:
107.5 m
Beam (overall):
13.8 m
Draught:
6.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Combined diesel and diesel (CODAD) arrangement:
  • 4 * MTU-STX 12V1163-TB93 12-cylinder diesel engines
  • 4 * MTU-STX 12V2000-M41B diesel generators, each producing around 650 kW (872 shp)
Speed:
25 knots
Range:
4500 nmi (8,334 km)

Crew

Complement:
110
Ship's company:
65
Mission crew:
25
Civilian sailors:
20

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * RHIB
Electronics:
  • Combat System:
  • Hanwha Systems Naval Shield Baseline 2 Integrated CMS
  • Search radar:
  • Hensoldt TRS-3D Baseline D multi-mode phased array C-band radar
  • Navigation radar:
  • Kelvin Hughes SharpEye I-band & E/F-band radars
  • Fire control radar:
  • Selex ES NA-25X fire control radar
  • Electro-Optical Tracking System:
  • Safran PASEO NS electro-optical
  • Tactical Data Link:
  • Hanwha Systems Link P (Link K Derivative)
  • Air warfare Data Link 16 (planned)
  • Maritime Data Link 22 (planned)
  • Sonar:
  • Harris Model 997 medium frequency active/passive hull mounted sonar
  • Thales CAPTAS-2 Towed Array Sonar (planned)
  • ESM:
  • Elbit Systems Elisra NS9300A
  • Countermeasures:
  • 2 * Terma C-Guard DL-6T decoy launchers
Armament:
  • 1 * OTO Melara 76 mm Super Rapid gun
  • 1 * ASELSAN SMASH 30mm gun
  • 4 * S&T Motiv K6 .50cal (12.7mm) guns
  • 1 * Close-in weapon system (FFBNW)
  • 4 * LIGNex1 SSM-700K C-Star anti-ship missile on twin canisters
  • 2 * SEA triple torpedo tubes for K745 Blue Shark torpedo
  • 2 * MBDA Mistral Simbad-RC twin launchers
  • 8-cell Vertical Launching System (FFBNW)
Aircraft:
  • 1 * AW159 Wildcat naval helicopter

The future BRP Antonio Luna (FF 151) is the second ship of the Jose Rizal-class frigate, ordered for future service with the Philippine Navy.

The frigate is expected to be delivered to the Philippine Navy by September 2020, and will become one of the service's primary warship until the introduction of new and more powerful contemporaries.

The BRP Antonio Luna was designed and built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). She was based on the HDF-2600 Frigate Design, which in turn was derived from the HDF-3000 Incheon-class frigate of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).

Changes were made on the base design by making use of features found on newer frigates of the ROKN like the Daegu-class frigate, considering reduced radar cross-section by having cleaner lines and smooth surface design, as well as reduced overhangs. She also features a low free-board design similar also to the Daegu-class and the HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Royal Thai Navy.

It was assigned the project number P160 by HHI, with the steel cutting ceremony conducted on 17 September 2018 in HHI's shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The keel laying ceremony was held on 23 May 2019.

The launching ceremony was held on 8 November 2019. The ship is expected to be delivered to the Philippine Navy by September 2020 and be commissioned on November 2020.

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